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Kircher, John Anthony, 1921-2004


Biographical Note

John Anthony Kircher was born on September 6, 1921, to Louis and Elsie Sheehan Kircher in Albany, New York. He married Mary Hunsberger on November 19, 1943, and they had six children. During World War II, Kircher served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute from 1943 to 1944 in the Army Specialized Training Unit, graduating in Spring 1944 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Kircher worked for 40 years at Los Alamos National Labs.

External Sources:

John A. Kircher obituary, Albuquerque Journal, March 9, 2004,, accessed September 26, 2023.

"Sgt John A Kircher",,, accessed September 26, 2023.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John A. Kircher Papers

Identifier: Ms-2022-078

This collection contains publications, photographs, postcards, programs, and other memorabilia from John A. Kircher's time at Virginia Tech under the Army Specialized Training Program in 1943-1944.

Dates: 1889, 1943-1944, 1999, undated; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1944